Self-care has become such a buzzword these past few months and I'm all for that, social media is full of tips but sometimes I feel it's easy to miss the point.
See the thing is, self-care is more than just face masks and bath bombs. It's not just candles and bubble baths and green juice that tastes like crap but is actually really good for you. Self-care isn't sticking a pretty little bandage over a wound and hoping for the best- it's about healing that wound. Cleaning it out. Disinfecting, stitching, letting it close. Now don't get me wrong, pedicures and skin care are great, it's important to take care of yourself from the outside because when you look good, you feel good and then you genuinely do good. But it's so important to take a deeper look. Self-care isn't always pretty, it can cause tears and sleepless nights but that's the point. It's a healing process and while the stitches might hurt and the scars might be ugly- over time they'll heal and you will be 10x stronger.
So maybe instead of exfoliating 5 times a day and kidding yourself it has cured your broken heart- call that friend you argued with last Thursday and haven't spoken to since. Text your ex you left on bad terms and clear the air. Payback your brother you borrowed cash from 3 months ago, call your mum and let her know how you feel. Cut off your toxic relationships. Detox your social life, unfollow anyone who makes you feel bad about yourself, help other people because what else is there to do?
All I'm saying is self-care isn't just skin deep, and you'll feel a hell of a lot better when it's done.